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Diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder at age 36, Emma and her system share what they learn along the way about DID, dissociation, trauma, and mental health. Educational, supportive, inclusive, and inspiring, System Speak documents her healing journey through the best and worst of life in recovery through insights, conversations, and collaborations.

System Speak: Dissociative Identity Disorder ( Multiple Personality Disorder ) Emma Sunshaw

    • Mental Health

Diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder at age 36, Emma and her system share what they learn along the way about DID, dissociation, trauma, and mental health. Educational, supportive, inclusive, and inspiring, System Speak documents her healing journey through the best and worst of life in recovery through insights, conversations, and collaborations.

    Guest: Multiplicity and Me

    Guest: Multiplicity and Me

    Our guest is Jess from Multiplicity and Me. They share a bit of their journey and diagnosis of DID and their advocacy work through a BBC Documentary and on their YouTube channel - including their 360 video project to give insight into what it’s like to experience alters. We share some of our shared experiences, connections in the community, and views on identity and healing. Links and videos mentioned in the podcast are available on the blog.

    • 50 min
    Containment

    Containment

    We share about a therapy session where we learn about creating safe places inside. We also talk about trying to be more connected to our body. We share about “containment”, which we are learning helps us hold things until our next therapy session. Then we cheer ourselves up with your mail and emails!

    • 52 min
    Taking Pictures

    Taking Pictures

    We share our process in learning to take our own picture, which includes confronting triggers from the past. We share the exposure therapy we did to prepare for the ISSTD conference. Trigger warning for references to and statistics regarding Trafficking and Child Pornography. No details are given and no abuse disclosures are made.

    • 20 min
    2019 PPWC Survey Results

    2019 PPWC Survey Results

    We finally get to share the survey results from last year’s PPWC conference! We had hoped for 100 responses, and ended up with more than 800! Trigger warning for the monotonous report of numbers and percentages, as well as reference to some triggering content (such as the ACEs questionnaire). You can read along on the blog or look at it there if that is easier.

    • 43 min
    Cancelled

    Cancelled

    We share our experience of arriving to the ISSTD Conference only to find out it had been cancelled. We share about trying to get home quickly due to virus concerns in California. We talk about our own quarantine since, and the impact of social distancing on survivors.

    • 39 min
    Why We Came Anyway (Wash Your Hands!)

    Why We Came Anyway (Wash Your Hands!)

    We share our decision making process for why we came to the ISSTD conference anyway, and discuss the difference between that and impulsive or high risk behavior. We share that we tried hard to participate at a dinner with the Board of Directors, and what went wrong. And why it was all exactly right.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

vinyldash ,

Thank you!

I’m a trauma therapist always seeking to learn more so I can be a better helper to my clients. This podcast is amazing, heartbreaking, poignant, enlightening & beautiful. I’m also a mom who does not have DID or any other dissociative issues & I want to say to Emma: most moms struggle, many of us worry about whether we are “good moms” & hope we are not causing any harm or hurt to our children. I raised 2 kids, without DID & I’m a therapist, and I struggled & worried. I just want Emma to know she’s not alone. And she’s a good enough mom, and that’s enough. ❤️ Giant gratitude to Sasha, The Emma’s, Taylor, John and all the parts who are so brave in sharing their stories and helping me learn to be a better therapist. ❤️

Jayoné ,

So much WOW!!

This podcast is so well-done, very informative but still really raw and authentic. Im in total admiration of Emma/Sasha/the whole system. It takes such courage to do the work, to stop the cycle, to break stigmas. Just wow ladies, just WOW! Inspired. Thank you 🙏

PotForBrains ,

Thank You

I’ve been listening to this podcast and even though i do not have DID this podcast has helped me so much through my BPD with all the different things everybody talks about and the ways they found to help themselves i’ve tried it and they seem to help me as well. thank you all so much for deciding to do this ❤️

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